Lauren Jones was attempting to rob the Aboud grocery store when the owner, Ali Aboud, pulled a gun from under the counter and fired at Mr. Jones. The bullet missed Jones and struck and killed Aboud's wife, Rachel. Jones was arrested at the scene of the robbery and has pleaded guilty to robbery. No murder charges are pending against him.
The State alleges that the defendant, John Burns, planned the robbery of the grocery store and waited outside in the getaway car while Jones went inside to rob the store. The defendant has been charged with armed robbery for his alleged participation in the holdup and with felony-murder for the death of Mrs. Aboud.
This basic file offers impeachment, rehabilitation issues, and adverse examination. There are three witnesses for both the State and the defendant. A CD with exhibits is included.
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Table of Contents
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AS A FULL TRIAL
ARREST REPORT OF LAUREN JONES ON MAY 9, YR-0
ARREST REPORT OF JOHN BURNS ON MAY 11, YR-0
STATEMENTS FOR THE PROSECUTION
Ali Aboud on May 9, YR-0
Lauren Jones on May 9, YR-0
Lauren Jones on May 12, YR-0
Detective Perez Memo to District Attorney dated May 25, YR-1
PRELIMINARY HEARING TESTIMONY OF MAY 19, YR-0
Uniform Arrest and Disposition Records
State of Nita Department of Motor Vehicle Registration Record
Nita Department of Public Safety Weapons Registration Forms
Death Certificate of Rachel Carter Aboud
Lauren Jones Plea Agreement
Smith & Wesson Recovered by Detective Perez at Aboud IGA
Serial Number on Smith & Wesson Recovered by Detective Perez at Aboud IGA
Bandana Recovered by Detective Perez at Aboud IGA
License Plate from Burns's Chevrolet Impala
STATEMENTS FOR THE DEFENSE
John Burns on May 11, YR-0
Mary Burns on May 12, YR-0
Laurence Roberts on May 12, YR-0
APPLICABLE NITA STATUTES
APPLICABLE NITA CASE LAW
NITA GENERAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS